Would You Rather: Re-Live Your Teen Years withOut knowledge of mistakes...OR....

@brokentia (10396)
United States
July 30, 2007 11:01pm CST
Would you rather re-live your teen-aged years without knowledge of your past and possibly make the same mistakes OR Re-live your entire life with your the knowledge of your mistakes but not be able to change a thing or tell anyone what you know?
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
31 Jul 07
Yeesh....seems both ways sux...It wouldn't be bad to re-live my teenage years if I could change the way my life unraveled but to not be able to change in either premise wouldn't have any real benefit then..would it? so I guess my answer then would be, that nope I wouldn't want to relive my teenage years if I couldn't change a thing..
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• United States
31 Jul 07
Oh wow...hummm... Well I would hate to re-live my teenage years. Is that without the knowledge of my childhood past or just my teenage years past? Either way though is pretty crappy LOL. And re-living my entire life knowing what mistakes I will make, and evey thing that will happen without being able to change anything sounds like pure torture!!! As much as I say "I would love to know what's going to happen in my life" I honestly DO NOT want to know what's going to happen. It's like skipping to the back of the book to see the ending before starting it. And that is sort of the same thing. Nah...I suppose if presented with this choice I would choose re-living my teenage years with the possibility of making the same mistakes. At least this way I don't know what's going to happen...and it's just starting off from my teenage years as well. There are a lot of things too about my early childhood I don't remember and I am not sure I would want to remember so I think this way it's a whole lot safer :)
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Aug 07
LOL Your right! That is good! I wouldn't want to watch a movie when I know the ending. So I wouldn't want to re-live it all over again knowing what the ending is. Great way to word it!!!!
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• United States
2 Aug 07
Thanks :)
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
31 Jul 07
Hi brokentia! Did you forget to post the 3rd option which is relieving your teen-aged years and being able to change a thing or two or correct the mistakes you have made? LOL...just kidding! OMG, that's hard! But I guess I would rather re-live it with the knowledge of the mistakes I have done, at least I know what's in store for me. Maybe the pain will be alittle less because you know it's coming and enjoy more the happy moments then. Have a nice day!
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Aug 07
Well, that's a good way to think of it...the pain will be a little less because you know it is coming. I would probably view it like water torture though. ha ha Because I know it is coming before it even starts that I am dreading the next drop. ha ha
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
LOL! Never thought it that way too---water torture. Now you made me a little scared, I am now dreading the next drop, OMG! Have a nice day!
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I hope I never have to relive my teen years. LOL I would just as well forget those years. I was a stupid teen. My husband and I was talking the other day about how we are glad that we dont have to go through our teen years and dating again. I would hate to go through those years again.
• United States
25 Nov 07
Without the knowledge as I would hope that I would not make some of the same mistakes but If I did have the knowledge and could do nothing to change the mistakes that would be horrible, sort of like watching your childhood die and being able to do nothing about it. I dont think I could bare making the same mistakes knowing they are mistakes, that would be total hell! ~~~~~~HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!~~~~~~
• United States
19 Nov 07
Wow that's hard. I can't say I'd rather do either one. My teen years were pretty miserable from time to time. I wouldn't want to go through a lot of that again. And, really, what would be the point of re-living your entire life and know that I was about to make a mistake and not be able to do anything to change it? That would be a serious exercise in frustration. There were so many things that happened in my life that I would do differently if I could go back and do so. Men, for starters... there were three or four of them whom I would never even speak to. There was even one that I would take a chance on getting involved with that I never knew had feelings for me too back then. Good question, but hard to answer.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 07
Oooh another tricky poser, I certainly wouldn't want to relive my entire life again, knowing that I was going to make the same mistake and live through two horrific relationships one being abusive. I would want to change so much and the frustration would kill me, so it would have to be the first option, hoping that I don't make the same mistakes. Thought provoking indeed.
@balasri (26553)
• India
2 Aug 07
Very tough options.I just cannot do both.I always want to correct my follies.
@balasri (26553)
• India
2 Aug 07
Very tough options.I just cannot do both.I always ant to correct my follies.
@sunshinecup (7881)
31 Jul 07
Man that is tough, cause I really don't want to re-live my teen years at all, LOL. I reckon going back without any knowledge at all would be my pick. It would kill me to know what was coming and know there was no changing it.
@arcadian (931)
• United States
31 Jul 07
alright this is crazy I know and yet I really believe it is possible to go back in time if you really really competely without a doubt want to. If I did, my fabulously wonderful grandchildren and my fantastic daughter probably wouldn't come into being- they are the best but the steps I took that brought her into being would be non existent if i went back in time. I would go and redo everything otherwise. I was such a jerk. Augh!